Earning a Master of Arts in Communication is more than classrooms, lectures, and papers; it’s about expanding your skills as a communicator and a learner to make a real difference wherever your professional aspirations might lead you. Along with the highest quality instruction and academic experiences, our students have the chance to see practically how what they are learning in the classroom applies to everyday work and living.
A graduate assistantship in the Communication program offers students many wonderful experiences and opportunities that might not happen any other way. GA’s are uniquely positioned between professors and students, allowing them to catch a glimpse of what it might look like to be a professor, while being able to mentor undergraduate students through the process of learning as you are learning yourself. GA’s work closely with professors in the department on research projects and assisting in classes. They develop both professional and personal relationships that serve them well in various ways as they journey down their career paths in order to reach professional goals. A graduate assistantship is a great financial investment. GA’s receive a discount on their tuition and are paid a monthly stipend. There are many opportunities to travel to conferences to showcase your research through presentations or panel discussions.